Democracy That Delivers
Fox , Vicente

Fox , Vicente

President of Mexico (2000-2006)

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Vicente Fox advocates for a human rights approach to the migration phenomena

The President of Mexico and CdM Member, Vicente Fox, along with his fellow organization's Members Quiroga, Chinchilla, Frei, Lacalle and L. Fernandez, stressed the need to focus on strenghening the citezens participation and defended migration as a right not as a privilege ath the first Latinamerican Forum for an Inclusive Democracy hold this week in Guanajuato, Mexico.

Vicente Fox hosts the Latinamerican Forum for an Inclusive Democracy in Guanajuato, Mexico

This Forum (26-28 March) will analyze the challenges of democracy and social inclusion that America Latina is and will be facing in the upcoming years. The line up of former Presidents and CdM Members that will attend the meeting include Jorge Quiroga (Bolivia), Laura Chinchilla (Costa Rica), , Luis Alberto Lacalle, (Uruguay), Eduardo Frei (Chile) y Leonel Fernández (Dominicana).

 

Nine ex Latinamerican Presidents ask for a new social contract in International Democracy Day

'A new social contract for a next generation democracy' is the name of the article published today by several Latinamerican newspapers across the region. It's been signed by former leaders and current Club de Madrid Members Arias, Cardoso, Chinchilla, Fox, Frei, Lacalle, Lagos, Sanguinetti y Zedillo. They specifically address the need to fight against inequalties and recover the citizen's confindence in democracy. (Article available only in Spanish)

 

What should Venezuela do to become a United Nations Human Rights Council Member?

Today, the undersigned, former heads of state and government, who are members of the Club de Madrid, called on the UN General Assembly to grant Venezuela a second term as a member of the UN Human Rights Council only if Venezuela frees individuals detained for political reasons and accepts an impartial mission of electoral observers to monitor the upcoming elections. Photo credit: AP

 

Ten former presidents and 50 experts tackle the challegues of the Next Generation Democracy in the Americas

The fight against inequality, poverty corruption and violence plus, the ethical renovation of political parties were identified as the main challengues to be faced in the Americas in a three day forum held in Bogotá. The President of the Republic of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos and 10 former Presidents and Members of the Club de Madrid, contributed to the discussions

Juan Manuel Santos and 10 former presidents lead the NGD Roundtable about the future of democracy in the Americas

Within Next Generation Democracy’s (NGD) project, the comprehensive debate on the current state and future of democracy will –within its dynamic world process- also take a specific look to the Americas Region. Members of the Club de Madrid from the region of the Americas along with experts and relevant regional actors will discuss around the question of democracy in a new regional Roundtable in Colombia next 24-26 August. Download the program here (in Spanish)

Open Letter: from Club de Madrid to the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

We, Members of Club de Madrid, an independent organization at the service of Democracy and the promotion of its values worldwide, comprising more than a hundred democratic former Heads of State and Government from over 70 countries, express our deepest concern for the difficult social, economic and political situation in Venezuela.

Time to end the war on drugs?

Yesterday took place in London a very interesting debate on whether or not to end the war on drugs. The event was organized by Intelligence Squared, broadcasted live on YouTube and open to everybody thanks to Google+. Our members Vicente Fox and Fernando Henrique Cardoso stood for the end of the war on drugs.

 

Former World Leaders Gather in Kuwait to Discuss Advancing Democractic Values and Human Rights

KUWAIT, May 23, 2011 – At the conclusion of an intensive, two-day forum hosted by the Center for Dialogue among Civilizations and Defense of Liberty and titled “Renewing Dialogue for Peace and Advancing Freedom and Human Rights in Today’s World,” Sheik Fahad Al Salem Al Ali Al Sabah called for reform in the Middle East region before a group of former world leaders. He told the gathering of Members of the Club de Madrid, former prime ministers and presidents, Nobel Prize winners and human rights luminaries: “We cannot have democracy on paper; it must be democracy in action and on the ground.”

The Club de Madrid at the Leaders of Change Summit

As part of a wider international advocacy effort the President of the Club of Madrid Wim Kok, and Member of the Club of Madrid and former President of Mexico, Vicente Fox, represented the organization at the Leaders of Change Summit held in Istanbul, Turkey from the 14-15 March.  President Kok addressed the public in the Session ‘Leadership in Modern Age Why it has to Be International’ and President Fox in the Session on ‘Global Changes and New Balances’ where they shared key messages of Club de Madrid initiatives before a audience of key international figures. 

2009 Annual Conference of the Club of Madrid

The main annual event of the organization, held in Madrid on 12-13 November 2009, concluded with a call for more and better democracy that delivers.

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